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Philip Mason Thompson

Philip Mason Thompson, museum director. Member, vice chairman Arizona History Governor's Advisory Commission, Phoenix, since 1984; member steering committee BLOC Grant Program, 1980-1983. Served with United States Army, 1963-1966. Member American Association Museum, American Anthropol. Association, Council Museum Anthroplogy, Association Science Museum Directors (membership committee 1986-1990, nominating committee since 1990), Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Thompson, Philip Mason was born on June 9, 1942 in New York City. Son of William R. and Marie J. (Buckovecky) Thompson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Marketing and Political Science, Arizona State University, 1969. Master of Arts in Anthropology, Arizona State University, 1986. Postgraduate, Arizona State University, 1986.

    Career

    • Assistant director Phoenix Art Museum, 1971-1973. Assistant director, director development Philadelphia Museum Art, 1973-1978. Director development and community affairs Phoenix Memorial Hospital, 1978-1981.

      Director development St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, 1981-1983. Director, Chief Executive Officer Museum Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, 1983-1993. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Wooster Construction and Development, Phoenix, 1992-1993.

      President, Chief Executive Officer Eiteljorg Museum American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, since 1993. National advisory board practitioners Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, 1986. Board directors Western Museum Conference, Arizona Museum Association.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member, vice chairman Arizona History Governor's Advisory Commission, Phoenix, since 1984. Member steering committee BLOC Grant Program, 1980-1983. Served with United States Army, 1963-1966.

    Member American Association Museum, American Anthropol. Association, Council Museum Anthroplogy, Association Science Museum Directors (membership committee 1986-1990, nominating committee since 1990), Sigma Xi. Clubs: Continental Country (Flagstaff).

    Personality

    Interests

    Fly fishing, skiing, golf.

    Connections

    • Married Vilja Maria Horner, September 4, 1966. Children: Philip Junior, Tyra.
    • father: William R. Thompson
    • mother: Marie J. (Buckovecky) Thompson
    • spouse: Vilja Maria Horner
    • children: Philip Junior Thompson
    • Tyra Thompson
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    Born June 9, 1942
    (age 74)
    Nationality
    • 1969
      Arizona State University
    • 1986
      Arizona State University
    • 1986
      Arizona State University
    • 1971 - 1973
      Assistant, director Phoenix Art Museum
    • 1973 - 1978
      assistant, development Philadelphia Museum Art
    • 1973 - 1978
      director, development Philadelphia Museum Art
    • 1978 - 1981
      director, development and community affairs Phoenix Memorial Hospital
    • 1981 - 1983
      director, development St. Joseph's Hospital
      Phoenix, Arizona, United States
    • 1983 - 1993
      director, Museum Northern Arizona
      Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
    • 1983 - 1993
      Chief Executive Officer, Museum Northern Arizona
      Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
    • 1992 - 1993
      chairman, Wooster Construction and Development
      Phoenix, Arizona, United States
    • 1992 - 1993
      Chief Executive Officer, Wooster Construction and Development
      Phoenix, Arizona, United States
    • 1993
      president, Eiteljorg Museum American Indians and Western Art
      Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
    • 1993
      Chief Executive Officer, Eiteljorg Museum American Indians and Western Art
      Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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